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Hui O Laulima recently awarded $9,400 in cultural grants to 14 individuals and organizations. The nonprofit women’s organization is an active member of the...
Wreaths offered by government officials and community groups surround the Ehime Maru Memorial at Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park.

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‘Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro paid a musical tribute to the families of those who died aboard the Ehime Maru. Behind him is Earl...
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The East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai will celebrate the new year at its annual luncheon meeting to be held Saturday, Feb. 25, at the...
Photo of JWSF president-elect Cathy Iwai presents a check for $10,000 to Kuakini Foundation president Gary Kajiwara for Kuakini Home

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The Japanese Women’s Society Foundation welcomed 2017 — “the Year of the Rooster” — with its annual shinnenkai (New Year’s party) at Natsunoya Tea...
Photo of guests at the Hatsudate Shiki, during a tea ceremony

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The Chado Urasenke Tankokai Hawaii celebrated the “Year of the Rooster” with a traditional Hatsudate Shiki, or first tea of the year, in the...
Photo of the 2017 cast of the "Shoko Shiranami Gonin Otoko"

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The special star of the show — Consul General of Japan Yasushi Misawa — as the Kojyo. The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce celebrated...
Group Photo of those participating in presentation to the National Park Service

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Three new paper cranes will soon be added to the Sadako Crane Exhibit in the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center at the World War II...
Group photo of the 65th Cherry Blossom Festival queen contestants.

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The 65th Cherry Blossom Festival was officially launched on Jan. 8, with the 15 queen contestants introduced at the New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival at...
Photo of AARP Communications Director, Craig Gima

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Craig Gima has joined AARP Hawaii as communications director. Gima is an award-winning multimedia journalist with more than 30 years of print, television and...
Photo of Junmai-daiginjo sake

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Consul General of Japan Yasushi Misawa and Kokusai Sake Kai co-hosted a celebration of this year’s rare supermoon with a Tsukimi no En, or...

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